If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, you’re in for a treat next month as American actor and comedian Kevin Hart makes his UAE debut.

The Wedding Ringer star is set to bring his What Now? international tour to Abu Dhabi on April 1 to du Arena on Yas Island. It’s the only gig he’ll be performing in the Middle East as part of his tour that includes sets in the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and South Africa, to name a few.

It’s not surprising that Hart has decided to bring his particular brand of stand up to the UAE, as he’s clearly a fan of the country. Last November, he visited Abu Dhabi during the F1 season, on a couples’ holiday with hiphop star Ludacris and their respective partners. The comedian and the rapper were spotted partying with F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and singer Trey Songz at the nightclub 10AK.

It’s a celebration….congrats @lewishamilton #AbuDhabiGP #formula1 #DopePic #LiveLoveAndLaugh

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He also spent plenty of time in Dubai too, taking in a helicopter ride over the Palm Jumeirah and even chilling out with some typical Dubai residents – a (domesticated) full-grown lion and tiger.

Mind blowing….. #DopePic #Views #dubai #PalmJumeirah

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Just feeding a LION name Beauty no big deal lmao #DopeVid #iwasscaredtodealth

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His performance in the capital will be just over a week ahead of one of his most high profile gigs to date: presenting the MTV Movie Awards 2016 in California on April 10.

The comedy gig has been organised by FLASH entertainment, and you can pre-register for tickets ahead of the public sale on March 9 at info.thinkflash.ae/WhatNowUae. Tickets will go on general sale at 12pm.